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Norwegian opens Las Palmas base. Travellers looking for warmer temperatures are given a boost this month following budget carrier Norwegian’s latest Spanish move. The airline’s new facility on Gran Canaria helps serve direct additional Nordics-Spain routes from Haugesund, Ålesund (western Norway), Rygge (eastern), Evenes, Tromsø (northern). Passengers from Sweden’s Karlstad, Malmö, Umeå, Billund (Denmark) as well as Oulu in Finland, also stand to benefit.

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Norwegian opens Las Palmas base

Published on Wednesday, 24th October, 2012 at 18:31 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Travellers looking for warmer temperatures are given a boost this month following budget carrier Norwegian’s latest Spanish move.

A Norwegian Air Shuttle plane
A Norwegian Air Shuttle plane
Photo: Hans Olav Nyborg/Norwegian Air Shuttle


The airline’s new facility on Gran Canaria helps serve direct additional Nordics-Spain routes from Haugesund, Ålesund (western Norway), Rygge (eastern), Evenes, Tromsø (northern).

Passengers from Sweden’s Karlstad, Malmö, Umeå, Billund (Denmark) as well as Oulu in Finland, also stand to benefit.

These flights come in addition to increased capacity from Oslo, Torp, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger, Stockholm and Copenhagen.

Two and a half planes are permanently connected to the new Las Palmas base, opening this weekend, with 23 departures and 22 arrivals to and from the island, respectively.

Approximately 70 percent of the 84 staff is Spanish. Some are starting new jobs after Spanair’s bankruptcy earlier this year, the rest are Scandinavians.

“Opening bases outside Scandinavia is a part of Norwegian's long-term strategy to position itself in an increasingly competitive industry where several players have gone bankrupt recently,” Norwegian spokesperson Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen said to publication Canariajournalen.



Published on Wednesday, 24th October, 2012 at 18:31 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: norwegianairline, norwegianlaspalmas, grancanariaflights.





  
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